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Library Membership - Library Services

Brief training on the use of online database and microfilm/fiche readers

The Library’s collections, including new acquisitions can be looked up in the online catalogue SEALion. Staff on duty will serve users who need assistance in using the online catalogue and audio-visual equipment.

Retrieval of collections from closed stack/repository

Request for closed access materials such as back issues of journals and newspapers, private papers and microforms can also be made at the counter.

Value-added services conducted by the Reference Librarian:

  • Bibliographical search at S$50.00 per hour (minimum charge).
  • Identifying and locating items from the above bibliographical search at S$2.00 per item.
  • Material cost (such as print outs, photocopies etc.) are charged in addition to the above.


Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Books not available in the Library may be borrowed on Interlibrary Loan (ILL) from other libraries. Affiliated researchers may request ILL service at the Circulation/Information Counter. ILL is only available for circulating materials. Interested libraries can fill in ILL Agreement Form.

Document Delivery Service

The Library supplies documents to libraries in Singapore and overseas institutions. The Document Delivery service is governed by Sect. 45 of the Singapore Copyright Act, Cap. 63. This requires the Library to obtain a signed copyright declaration from the requester before obtaining a photocopy of the requested material. The copyright declaration has been incorporated in the document delivery request form and must be completed by the requester.

Charges (in Singapore Dollars)

Email Service Fax Service  Postal Service 
 $10.00 for first 10 pages, $2.00 for each additional 10 pages $10.00 for first 10 pages, $2.00 for each additional 10 pages plus fax cost  $10.00 for first 10 pages, $2.00 for each additional 10 pages plus postage cost


Prepayment procedures

For overseas requests, payment should be in the form of bank draft drawn in Singapore currency made payable to "ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute".

For details, email libcir@iseas.edu.sg


Orientation/Guided Tours

From time to time, the Library professional staff are available to brief individual or group visitors on the Library’s collection and services. Interested persons may write to the Head, ISEAS Library.